Many happy returns. . . .not !
My husband and I drove for an agent of a moving company. One day in April, we finished loading in Las Vegas and headed for Florida to deliver our loads. From Las Vegas, we went toward Kingman, AZ on the desolate stretch of road known as US 93, where there’s about 70 miles of nothing but desert.
We were about 20 miles northeast of Kingman, AZ at about 8 p.m. when we heard a loud “Pow!” One of the trailer tires had blown. We contacted the proper people at the shop, but since the trailer had super single tires, they had a difficult time locating spares. They finally found a road service in Flagstaff, AZ that had some. So we waited about five hours for the cavalry to arrive.
Finally, about 3:30 a.m., we were on our way again. Just east of Phoenix, we heard another “Pow!” Yep, another trailer tire blew within 20 hours of the first one. So, once again we had to wait for the cavalry to arrive!
What a way to spend my birthday.
Suisun City, CA
I think all over-the-road professionals will agree that the only time you want to have a couple of “blowouts” on your birthday, it better involve a cake and a bunch of candles (but not too many candles, right?).
Of course, we do things a little differently out here in Murphy’s World. You want a blowout for your birthday? We’ll give you a blowout! And just to show you how much we really care, we’ll give you two of them. Pow! Pow! Now that’s what we call a couple of blowouts. As for the icing on the cake, we’ll make sure you have those blowouts on a couple of difficult-to-find tires out in the middle of nowhere at 3:30 in the morning. Ol’ Murphy really has a sense of humor, doesn’t he?
Belated happy birthday, Carol, and many happy returns. Let’s just hope none of those “returns” take you back to that same desolate stretch of road where you “celebrated” your birthday this year. In the words of Wayne and Garth of “Wayne’s World” (which is several light years away from Murphy’s World): “Party on.” After that little trip through Murphy’s World ruined your birthday, you deserve a little fun.
Murphy and Lucky Dog